The street shares its name with Liberty Avenue at the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
The area is home to many Guyanese residents and businesses.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Suspect
The city says the new name is a way to honor the accomplishments and contributions of the Guyanese community.
“Guyana not only has done so much for New York City but represents such possibility. People of different backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths coming together as one. That is what New York City stands for as well,” de Blasio said.MORE NEWS: Group Of Women Accused Of Assaulting, Robbing Victim After Inviting Her To Party On Instagram
New York City is home to the largest Guyanese community outside of Guyana.